The Gospel According to John

Chapter 14

Jesus Foretells His Return
1 Don't let your heart be troubled. You believe in God, so believe also in Me. 2 There are many rooms in My Father's house. Otherwise I would have told you. I am going to make ready a place for you. 3 And when I have gone away and have prepared a place, I shall come back to take you to Myself, so that you may be where I am. 4 And where I am going, you know the Way."

5 Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we don't know where You are going. So how can we know the way?" 6 Jesus answered, "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one can come to the Father except through Me. 7 If you had known Me you would also know the Father. Indeed, from now on, you do know Him and have seen Him."

The Unity of Jesus and the Father
8 Then Philip said to Him, "Show us the Father, Lord, and we shall be satisfied." 9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been so long among you, Philip, and yet you do not know Me? Whoever has seen Me has seen the Father. Then, how can you say,'Show us the Father'? 10 Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? What I say to you, I do not say from Myself. The Father who dwells in Me does the work.

11 "Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me. Or else, believe Me because of the works themselves. 12 Indeed, I speak truly, He who believes on Me will do the very things I am doing; and he will do even greater things, because I am going to My Father. 13 And whatever you may ask in My name, I will do it so that the Father may have glory in the Son. 14 Yes, I will grant whatever you may ask in My name."

The Promise of the Holy Spirit
15 "If you love Me, keep My commandments. 16 Then I will ask the Father, and He will five you another Comforter to be with you forever. 17 He is the Spirit of Truth whom the world cannot receive, for it does not see Him nor know Him, but you know Him, for He is ever with you and will be in you.

18 "I will not leave you fatherless. I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me, for I live and you shall live. 20 On that day you will understand that I am in My Father, and you in Me. and I in you. 21 Whoever has My commandments and keeps them, he is the one who loves Me. And whoever loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will show Myself to him."

22 Judas (not Judas Iscariot) said to Him, "How is it that You will show Yourself to us and not to the world?" 23 Jesus answered, "If anyone loves Me he will keep My commandments, and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. 24 If one does not love, he does not keep My Word; and the Word you are now listening to is not My Word but that of My Father who sent Me.

25 "All this I have told you while I am still with you. 26 But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit whom the Father is going to send in My name, will teach you everything and will remind you of everything that I have said to you.

The Peace of the Saviour
27 "Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I give it to you, but not as the world gives. So don't let your heart be troubled. Don't be afraid. 28You have heard Me say that I am going away, but that I am coming back to you. If you love Me, you should be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. 29 And now I have told you this before it comes to pass, so that when it does come you may believe.

30 "After this, I shall not say much to you, for the prince of this world is coming; but he has no claim on Me. 31 But this has come about so that the world may know that I love the Father, and that I do as He has commanded Me. Come, let us be going."

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